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August 3

August 3, 2006

 

August DMM Update

 

Postal Explorer (pe.usps.com) always provides the most up-to-date version of the DMM. Itís fully searchable and features fly-out menus and cross-reference links for easy navigation. Today we made the following updates to our mailing standards:

  

Permit Reply Mail
We added a new Permit Reply Mail (PRM) option in 507.9.0. PRM allows mailers to prepay reply postage using a permit imprint account at the time of mailing, and makes it easy for mailers with permit imprint accounts to pay in advance for reply mail pieces.

 

Temporary Mail Forwarding
We revised 507.2.1.3 to change the mail forwarding standards for temporary change-of-address orders. Customers may now file a temporary change-of-address order for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of six months, and may file a second temporary change-of-address order for a total of 12 months of service.

 

Mixed ADC Tray and Sack Labeling Changes
We changed the labeling standards for mixed ADC trays of Standard Mail nonmachinable letters and Periodicals presorted letters, and mixed ADC sacks of Bound Printed Matter irregular parcels. The new standards in 245.5.0, 465.5.0, 707.22.0, and 708.7.0 will result in more efficient mail processing because we will handle outgoing working mail at consolidated facilities.                                                                                                                                                 

 

Labeling Lists
We revised the labeling lists to reflect changes in mail processing operations. 

 

Check the Summary of Changes for a complete listing of updates. You will find revisions listed by effective date and also by chapter, with clickable links to revised sections.

 

Our next update is scheduled for September 14.